Opa! Greek Day Takes Over Broadway, June 24

Greek gyro. Photo credit: Flickr user jeffrey w

Shouts of “Opa!” and dancing will fill West Broadway in Kitsilano on Greek Day, June 24. This free, family-friendly festival is a homage to the Greek community’s 100-year presence in Vancouver and Greek contributions to international civilization. I think the Greek deserve a little credit, don’t you?

With over 23 food vendors, a Greek wine tasting tent and an Olive Iliad tasting bar, it’s easy to sum up the exuberant celebration as a foodie event. But Greek Day also boasts music, art and tons of culture.

Linger by one of the live music stages. Shop in the Athenian Agora. Make a mosaic or an olive wreath in the Kids’ Zone. Take load off in the Family Picnic Area.

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Opa! Greek Day Takes Over Broadway, June 24

Greek Day on Broadway – June 26, 2011

Greek Day 2009: Cooking chickan souvlaki at the Acopol tent. Photo: Dana Lynch

Love gyros and chicken souvlaki, loukoumades, hand-made custard bougatsa and baclava? Then I know exactly where you will want to be this Sunday: the annual Greek Day on Broadway! (Seriously: the bougatsa is always divine!)

Greek Day on Broadway is one of my favourite Vancouver summer events. It’s a fun, free celebration of all things Greek, featuring loads of food (naturally), traditional Greek dancers, live music, kids’ activities, and lots and lots of charm.

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Greek Day on Broadway – June 26, 2011

Summer Festivals – Get Out Your Calendar!

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / John Sinal

Is it just me, or is there an abundance of cultural festivals coming up over the summer? Not that I’m complaining of course! We’ve already had Italian Day and the Car Free Days, but it doesn’t end there! It’s time to get planning….

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Summer Festivals – Get Out Your Calendar!